Tobacco use and the exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases some of which are the leading cause of preventable death in Nigeria. In 2018, tobacco use in Nigeria has been linked to 16,100 deaths. According to Tobacco Atlas, economic losses accrued to Nigeria in the form of medical … Continue reading The Need to Boost Political Will for Tobacco Control Policies in Nigeria
Politician, noun. /ˌpɑl·əˈtɪʃ·ən/ A person who is active in politics. Despite obvious flaws in our electoral process, Nigeria is lucky to be among the 58 percent of countries across the world that practice democracy. The majority go through the process of selecting the small cohort that lead society in order that policies, industries, and institutions … Continue reading We Should All Be Politicians
Unethical leadership, decay of government agencies, lack of basic services, misplaced priorities of youths, drug abuse, internet fraud, and that which is most personal to me, economic mismanagement. This is Nigeria! Nigeria has come out of recession but the growth that we celebrate is a jobless growth that is driven mainly by the increase in … Continue reading This is Nigeria
Human development indicators show that Nigeria does not adequately invest in its people as the country continues to perform abysmally in key health and education indicators. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the world’s maternal mortality rate. Worse still, pregnant women are not the only ones faced with this bleak reality as the average … Continue reading Bill Gates Problem with Nigeria
Professional membership organizations are valuable for career development and even for job seekers. They provide access to free publications and a wealth of other resources, the platform to network and make valuable contacts, and an avenue to showcase your research work to peers. We highlight three membership organizations that seek to further the economics discipline … Continue reading Top Associations Every Economist Should Join
Over 80 million Nigerians lack access to electricity, that’s about 45 percent of the country’s population. The annual consumption of electricity for each Nigerian, which is estimated at 144 kilowatts per hour, lags behind South Africa’s 4,198 kilowatts per hour, Zimbabwe’s 537 kilowatts per hour, Ghana’s 355 kilowatts per hour and ranks among the lowest … Continue reading Can Renewable Energy Solve Nigeria’s Power Problem?
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, PhD With over 30 years of economic development expertise, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is perhaps the most recognized Nigerian economist in the world. She graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and holds a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Okonjo-Iweala joined the World … Continue reading Four Amazing Economists You Should Know